During this course, we will explore the benefits of using music therapy with the aging population and people with cognitive decline, including diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as the role of music therapy in end-of-life care. Specific examples, music therapy interventions, and goals.
Jonathan has been performing magic for well over 25 years. He has performed for The White House, Walt Disney World, and other major festivals around the world. During this 60-minute course, he will demonstrate, teach and perform tricks using only a rubber band.
Picture escaping away from your outside, day-to-day routine. The best and most relaxing way to do this is simply by picking up a sponge. During this 90-minute course, you will learn how to create a beautiful sapphire sea with little brushwork. The instructor will provide personal hands-on help so students with or without experience can achieve a personal masterpiece.
In 1849, John Robertson Maben traveled to California in search of gold. In this program, participants will join Maben on his journey. In a series of thirteen letters, Maben describes his travels to his wife, Sarah. These letters are especially vivid as Maben was witness to events both momentous and mundane. He wrote of the cholera epidemic of 1849, the great St. Louis fire that same year, and the excitement and brutality of the California gold fields.
Edgar Allen Poe may be best known today for his tales of terror like “The Tell-Tale Hear” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” but he always considered himself a poet. Throughout his life, Poe used his poetry to celebrate the women he loved. They inspired such classic works as “Annabel Lee” and “To Helen.” This class will introduce you to those real-life women behind Poe’s most beautiful poems.
The power of protein is important for every cell in our body. It is the fundamental building block of our bones, muscles, skin, cartilage, and even our blood. During this 60-minute course, you will learn about the role of protein in our body, the importance of lean protein in our diet, and how much protein you should consume on a daily basis.
Fluid intake is very important to help our bodies function properly, especially during the warm weather. Staying hydrated at all times will help improve your physical and mental health on a day-to-day basis. During this 60-minute course, you will learn about the appropriate amount of fluid intake for your body, the importance of staying hydrated, and learn how to make quick, fun recipes for healthy beverages.
The Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the first museum in Virginia devoted to the literary arts, opened its doors 97 years ago. It soon established itself as the world’s finest collection of Edgar Allen Poe editions and artifacts. The museum’s story is almost as colorful as any of his tales. The people who made the museum possible include the director of a mental hospital, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, and one of the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project. This class will retrace the steps of the Poe Museum’s history from 1922 to today.
New and rapidly developing technologies allowed the twentieth century to be more visually documented than any previous era. Movies, photography, and the new printing methods recorded the sweeping changes that occurred as people moved from the countryside to cities and as the Industrial Revolution came to dominate the new rhythms of life. Join us as we explore themes of urbanization, social change, and politics represented by the photograph, manuscript, and museum collections of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.
Several studies have shown how therapeutic art can help develop hand-eye coordination, increase attention, and strengthen your focus. During this 90-minute course, we will use art to stimulate creativity. You will learn how to create a soothing masterpiece of an eagle soaring through the sky. The instructor will provide everything you need and will assist you step by step during this class.
During this 90-minute course, we will learn the psychological, physical, and cognitive benefits of jewelry making. The instructor will provide hand-over-hand assistance to help students turn their jewelry making experience into a rewarding creation. All materials are provided for this course.
Many of us have acquired a taste for food that is high in salt. Reducing the amount of salt intake can help lower your blood pressure or prevent high blood pressure from developing in the first place. During this course, we will learn how foods high in salt sneak into our diet and effective ways to reduce them, without sacrificing flavor! You will leave this 60-minute class with several tips for adopting a healthy lifestyle.
This presentation and training involve how relay calls work, how to properly answer and receive relay calls, the benefits for businesses and facilities throughout Virginia. It’s extremely beneficial to understand that the Relay Friendly Partner program is designed to eliminate hand ups by educating business and individuals on how to identify, receive and place relay calls.
A representative from Senior Connections will provide information on nutritious recipes you can incorporate into your weekly routine, along with more tips for adopting a healthy lifestyle. In this session, you will learn the benefits of “eating the rainbow,” adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, and on simple, effective ways of becoming more active.
In this 90-minute class we will explore our creativity. We will learn how to paint a hibiscus flower with little or no brush work. Only 3 moves with a sponge and the painting is done. All supplies will be included, and you will receive personal hands on help and instruction from an artist.
During this session we will drive deep into the history on religion and politics throughout Ireland, with a bit of background regarding Ireland’s geography and history. We will uncover the wonders of this country and explore how a country’s ancient past effects its present.
The central theme revolves around the importance of collaboration and connection with others in order to achieve your artistic goals. Specific examples are cited relative to his creation of his book and speaking business. This will also be a “show and tell” program for the residents at the request of John. He has asked residents to come prepared to discuss their own experiences relative to their childhood homes and communities as part of this communal and collaborative workshop. Any vintage pictures would be appreciated.
Beginning with the region’s first inhabitants, women have played a crucial role in the community’s development. Learn how these early women laid the foundation for our city today.
The Virginia War Memorial was dedicated in 1956 and serves as the Commonwealth’s Memorial for those men and women who have sacrificed their lives defending our freedom since World War II. Our mission is about Honoring our Veterans, Preserving our History, Educating our Youth, and Inspiring Patriotism in All. Come learn about the role that the Virginia War Memorial plays in the community, and hear about the current construction project that will be completed by fall 2019. In addition, there will be stories of service and sacrifice from the men and women who served during World War II.
In this 90-minute class we will explore the fundamentals of creative work. During this session you will be engaged in the creation, execution, and analysis of visual presentations. We will learn how to paint a beautiful winter scene. You will receive personal hands on help from the instructor.
This course focuses on the concept of being inspired to create art, finding your niche and following your passion. He draws examples from how his own artistic platform was grown from trying to understand the basics of a camera to a highly gratifying personal project that profoundly affects others, while simultaneously generating supplemental income. Come prepared to speak to your own past projects in the arts and/or those that you intend to pursue. The purpose of this course is motivation, inspiration, and mutual exchange of ideas.
This presentation will cover the various types of Caption Telephone Services along with the specialized equipment available or individuals who are Virginia residents. This program and the equipment is free to this who are hard of hearing. The Caption Telephone services allows an individual to speak over the phone and read along with the conversation.
A representative from Senior Connections will provide short nutrition and wellness class on information on delicious, nutritious snacks that you can make at home. In this session, you will learn skills to help save money at the grocery store and eat healthy on a budget.
Are you a Veteran? Or the surviving spouse of a veteran? If so, did you know the Veterans Administration (VA) offers a benefit that can help you pay for the cost of assisted living? This benefit is often informally referred to as “Aid and Attendance,” and while it has been around for quite some time, many veterans and their surviving spouses don’t know about it or how to qualify for it. During this session, Elder Law attorney Jeremy L. Pryor will come and discuss the potential uses of this benefit to pay for the cost of assisted living acre, in home care, and skilled nursing care. He’ll also discuss the VA’s new qualification requirements, which make it more important than ever to begin planning to qualify for the benefits now.